The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation in Door County.

DCEDC partners with companies and entrepreneurs to help build successful businesses in Door County and continuously improve the area’s economic climate. It’s a relationship that allows businesses to tap into the expertise of area leaders, and provides them with access to a variety of local, state and federal resources.

Here at DCEDC, we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and provide the information and services you have requested from us. DCEDC will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our organization in accordance with the following privacy policy.

Door County’s lead economic development organization, our economic development services mainly support businesses and communities. DCEDC’s services are not targeted toward anyone under the age of 16. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, including the same rights to erasure subject to Wisconsin public records law.


If you do nothing during your visit to the DCEDC website and social media but browse, click on external links or download information, we may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address (The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you.)
  • The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed
  • The date and time you visited this site
  • The Web pages or services you accessed at this site and the time you spent on each page
  • The links you have clicked to access external sites
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this site
  • Your location by country
  • Search terms used to find this site

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings. We analyze our website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site.

If during your visit to the DCEDC Internet site or social media profiles, you voluntarily provide information through an online-submitted form, direct message, online post, survey or email, the following additional information will be collected:

  • Your mail address, your name and/or screenname (if provided) and contents of the message
  • Any information you volunteered in response to a survey, message or form

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and graphic information formats you send us.

How we use your personal information will depend on which Services you request, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website and/or social media, to provide relevant newsletters, marketing messages or certain email notifications, or to forward the message to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated, though contact information associated with surveys may be used for the aforementioned purposes as authorized by you.


By submitting your information, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of your personal data under this Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge and consent to the application of Wisconsin laws to the information and documents.

You also consent to DCEDC’s use of processors who, under the direction of DCEDC, may receive your information in order to assist DCEDC in providing information or services requested by you. DCEDC will work with external processors that provide sufficient guarantees to implement the appropriate technical and organizational measures that will meet legal requirements necessary to ensure the protection of your rights.

Your agreement with us includes our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. You acknowledge that you have read and understood the agreements, accept these agreements, and agree to be bound by them. If you don’t agree with (or cannot comply with) the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, then you may not use the DCEDC’s service or consume any Content.

We may modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may inform DCEDC and we will dispose of your records in accordance with Wisconsin law. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the updated Privacy Policy.


“Personal information” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual’s name, address and phone number. The electronic interaction logs are not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide information (i.e. sending an email or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of DCEDC websites.

If personal information is volunteered by the user, then that information may be protected by law; for example, state law, the federal Privacy Act of 1974, CAN-SPAM Act, The General Data Protection Regulation and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. However, you recognize that any information provided to DCEDC will be governed by Wisconsin laws which mandate record retention and disclosure requirements that may subject your information to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected.


It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of DCEDC, our Members, personnel, or others.

In the State of Wisconsin, laws exist to ensure that the public has a right to access specific records and information possessed by state government and public-private entities, such as DCEDC. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs; the privacy of individuals is included among these exceptions. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws. We strive to protect identified or identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information collected at this site and on social media becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Wisconsin Open Records Law or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Wisconsin Open Records Law or other applicable law will control.


You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

You recognize that the information that you voluntarily submit to DCEDC is subject to Wisconsin record retention laws which mandate how long public records are kept and what happens to public records at the end of that time frame. DCEDC may retain data for differing periods of time for different purposes as required by statute or best practices. Other statutory obligations, legal processes and enquiries may also necessitate the retention of certain data. When data held in accordance with this policy is destroyed, it will be destroyed securely in accordance with best practice at the time of destruction.

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please contact us.

By providing personal information to DCEDC, including those who live outside of the United States, you agree that the laws of the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., shall exclusively govern any dispute. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts in Dane County, Wisconsin, USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.


What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and may either be used only during your session (a “session” cookie) or may be stored on your computer’s hard drive (a “persistent” cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a website can send its own cookie to you. A website that has set a cookie can only access those cookies it has sent to you, it cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.

Why are Cookies Used on Websites?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit DCEDC websites, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with DCEDC websites faster and more secure.

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to DCEDC websites or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by DCEDC websites when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

Choices About Cookies

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)


DCEDC, as developer and manager of the DCEDC websites, has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice. This information should not be construed as warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided through DCEDC-supported websites and online profiles. This system is for authorized use only.

Disclaimer: the DCEDC Internet site and social media accounts have links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by DCEDC of any of the products, services or expressed opinions. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the DCEDC Internet site and/or profiles, and this Privacy Notice will not apply. DCEDC bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site. Contact the external site with questions regarding its content.

This privacy statement is subject to change. We will post such changes as they occur. This was lasted modified November of 2019.

For questions on DCEDC’s Privacy Policy, please contact us.